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Seven Ways of Christian Formation Inspired by the Jewishness of Jesus

published 9/21/2014
Mudhouse Sabbath DVD: Seven Ways of Christian Formation Inspired by the Jewishness of Jesus Designed to be a course in Christian formation. This resource will challenge you to: Encounter the Jewish context that nurtured Jesus; Explore spiritual practices of hospitality, mindful eating, prayer, fasting, mourning, sabbath and doorposts; and deepen your Christian faith by incorporating these things into your life. Running time: 65 mins. Comes with her book on this subject.

Invitation to Romans: Short-Term Disciple Bible Study

published 9/20/2014
It is difficult to overstate the importance of Romans in Christian tradition. Some of the great formers and re-formers of church teaching were themselves formed by their reading of Romans. As a result, Paul's teachings in Romans come to us mediated through the history of the church's interpretations of his letter. The challenge of reading Romans, then, is to learn to have our own interpretive conversation with the text itself, in spite of centuries of commentary on the text. One of the aims of ...

Invitation to the New Testament: Short-Term Disciple Bible Study, DVD Set

published 9/20/2014
8-week, indepth, high commitment Bible studies are modeled after the basic design of Disciple Bible Study. The study will not require training for the leader and will be based on weekly group meetings of one to one-and-one half hours. A two-part video segment will guide the session with interpretive presentations from biblical scholars, contextual presentations, and roundtable discussions. (2005) One Leader's Guide, one Participant's Book [if you want to order more Participants Books, call ...

Invitation to the Old Testament: Short-Term Disciple Bible Study, DVD Set

published 9/20/2014
Set 8-week, in-depth, high commitment Bible studies are modeled after the basic design of Disciple Bible Study. The study will not require training for the leader and will be based on weekly group meetings of one to one-and-one half hours. A two-part video segment will guide the session with interpretive presentations from biblical scholars, contextual presentations, and roundtable discussions. (2005) One Leader.s Guide, one Participant.s Book [if you want to order more Participants Books, call ...

Irresistible Invitation: Cultivating Joyful Giving in Your Church

published 9/20/2014
You're invited to experience a whole new approach to stewardship: Irresistible Invitation: Cultivating Joyful Giving in Your Church is a church-wide program that your church family to become partners in the gospel, this journey into Gods extravagant love will renew individual members and unite your church in a fresh commitment to giving and service. This program kit contains all the tools needed to plan and conduct a successful forty-day campaign.

Isaiah

published 9/20/2014
Isaiah. This composite work is derived from material of three distinct eras in the history of Israel. While compiled many centuries ago, this book of the Bible provides valuable lessons for our lives today. (The Efird Bible Study Series)

Israel-Palestine: The Peoples of the Land

published 9/20/2014
This DVD was created to assist those leading the Israel-Palestine Study. Local United Methodists portray various Palestinian and Israeli characters and some of their religious, political, and social perspectives. The dialogue is taken from the text (Appendices pgs. 186-190). Mission Study, 2007-08

Jacob's Ladder, episodes 1-7

published 9/20/2014
Teens journey to Bible times and experience wisdom for today. 1. Gideon, Reluctant Hero 2. Gideon, Warrior by Faith 3. Naomi and Ruth 4. Ruth and Boaz 5. The Invitation-Hannah 6. Samuel's Destiny-Part 1 7. Samuel's Destiny-Part 2

James: Brother of Jesus?

published 9/20/2014
Examine the artifact that some experts are saying is the most important religious discovery since the Dead Sea Scrolls. The James Ossuary is an ancient stone burial box that was discovered in October, 2002. Other ossuaries are found with some regularity in the Middle East. But no others bear this inscription, written in ancient Aramaic: "James, Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus." Predictably, the James Ossuary has sparked excitement and controversy since the moment it came to light. Historians and...

Jesus the Christ

published 9/20/2014
Through the accounts of the Apostle Matthew, this presentation follows Jesus through the cities of Judea and bears witness to the world-changing events of His life and teachings. 130 minutes.

Jesus' Jerusalem

published 9/20/2014
Noted archeologists and stunning computer graphics help re-create the Holy City as it would have appeared in Jesus' lifetime. See Jerusalem as it appeared 2,000 years ago. Experts use clues from the Bible and other ancient documents to recreate the ancient city. Extraordinary computer graphics bring the Biblical Jerusalem to life. Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims travel to Jerusalem to trace Jesus' footsteps. But since his death, the city has been destroyed and rebuilt more than 20 ...

Jesus: His Life

published 9/20/2014
From the miracle of his birth, to the dramatic circumstances of his death and the lasting power of his words, A&E Biography examines on of history's greatest and most enigmatic figures. 100 mins

Judas: Traitor Or Friend?

published 9/20/2014
He was one of the 12 apostles, one of the elect. Yet for 30 silver coins, Judas Iscariot turned on his teacher and closest friend. Historians, psychologists, theologians, and religious scholars investigate Judas's childhood, his relationship with Jesus, and his monumental decision that would characterize him for all time. Did Judas believe his betrayal would force Jesus to display his divine power and thereby prove he was the Messiah? Or was he acting on directives given by Jesus to fulfill a ...

Keep Climbing

published 9/20/2014
DVD kit SHOT ON THE HIGHEST SUMMIT IN EUROPE Also featuring I AM SECOND interviews with: Brian Welch (founder of KoRn), Jason Witten (NFL Pro-Bowl Tight-End), and Michelle Aguilar (Winner of the Biggest Loser). Life is hard. We pray and ask God to help, but many times it seems like hes not there. We know God can perform miracles, yet our problems often remain. Is God listening? Does God care? In these four sessions, Todd Phillips leads a team to Russia to climb Mount Elbrus, the tallest ...

Leadership from the Heart: Learning to Lead with Love and Skill

published 9/20/2014
 (Leader Kit- Book, DVD) Leadership from the Heart is a ten-session group study that leads adults through key areas of Christian growth, servant leadership and team building.

Lives for Sale: A Documentary on Immigration & Human Trafficking DVD

published 9/20/2014
First aired on Public Television and the Hallmark Channel, this harrowing film goes beyond the rhetoric to show why immigrants are willing to risk everything, even virtual slavery, for the American Dream. While politicians, activists and the media wrestle with the thorny issue of immigration, Lives for Sale exposed the painful, rearely see human side of illegal immigration, especially the growing black market trade in human beings. The documentary also looks at the same practical alternatives ...

Living the Good Life Together series: Attentiveness: Being Present A Study of Christian Character in Community

published 9/20/2014
 (DVD Kit) Are you to busy for God? It sounds sacrilegious, but tha'ts how many of us feel. In this study, authors Susan Pendleton Jones and L. Gregory Jones help us examine our busy lives and learn how to be present with ourselves, with each other, and with God.

Living the Good Life Together series: Discernment: Acting Wisely

published 9/20/2014
 (DVD Kit) Living the Good Life Together: A Study of Christian Character in Community is a unique series 12-week studies in which you will explore key features of Christian character and then, as a group, apply those learnings in daily life.

Living the Good Life Together series: Hospitality: Risking Welcome- A Study of Christian Characters in Community (DVD Kit)

published 9/20/2014
Living the Good Life Together: A Study of Christian Character in Community is a unique series of 12-series in which you will explore key features of Christian character and then, as a group, apply those leanings in daily life.

Living the Good Life Together series: Intimacy: Pursuing Love- A Study of Christian Character in Community (DVD Kit)

published 9/20/2014
Do you wish to be closer to God? Many of us feel that way and long to do something about it. In this study, M. Garlinda Burton explores how, as Christians, we can experience intimacy with God, with ourselves, and with others.

Living the Questions

published 9/20/2014
is an open-minded alternative to studies that attempt to give participants all the answers and instead strives to create an environment where participants can interact with one another in exploring what's next for Christianity.

Making Marriage Work: A Biblical look at Marriage

published 9/20/2014
4 DVD set with leader guide. Twenty couples share their deepest struggles, conflicts and misconceptions about marriage. This includes a four part video series of Biblical and practical tips to cultivate a healthy and happy marriage and 2 follow up study sessions. DVD Episodes: 1. Myths The belief in a happily-ever-after marriage is one of the most widely held and destructive myths. This episode will help take the unrealistic expectation/misguided assumptions out of marriage. Couples will learn ...

Mary of Nazareth

published 9/20/2014
Though she is rarely mentioned in the Gospels, she is doubtlessly the most important and most revered woman in biblical history. 50 mins

May the Kings Bring Gifts--All Kings!

published 9/20/2014
May the Kings Bring Gifts--All Kings! 24:42 mins by Rev. Dr. Mouzon Biggs Jr.

Momentum for Life Planning Kit

published 9/20/2014
All of us are leaders in our families, our communities, our workplaces. Now comes a set of resources that instills principles in us to sustain a life of faith, balance, and purpose. Based on the book, Momentum for Life, Revised Edition, by Mike Slaughter, participants in this study will learn five crucial disciplines that will propel them forward into Gods promised future for their lives. Leaders guide, group session dvd, participant dvd journal, workbook

More Than One Right Answer

published 9/20/2014
More Than One Right Answer by Dewitt Jones reminds us that its usually easy to find one right answer. The challenge; however, lies in finding new answers and angles. It is amazing what we can discover when we look for multiple right answers to our problems and challenges. This short film is designed for any organization looking to open peoples minds to new ideas and ways of thinking. It could be a meeting opener, or a tool to generate conversation. Concepts from the film include: Why It Matters ...

24 Hours That Changed the World

published 9/19/2014
No single event in human history has received more attention than the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. In this book, Adam Hamilton guides us through the last 24 hours of Jesus' life. Each chapter is designed to help the reader experience and understand the significance of Jesus' suffering and death in a way you have never done before. Adam Hamilton

A Journey in Mission: United Methodist Women.

published 9/19/2014
A Journey in Mission: United Methodist Women. DVD/CD set. Introduces the United Methodist Women and the organizations mission work with women, children and youth. Promotes United Methodist Women's mission through stories, videos, photos and resources. Inspires participation in United Methodist Women's mission outreach. Provides resources needed to communicate mission stories. Ties United Methodist Women's historical mission commitment to the organizations current mission program. 2006 DVD/CD ...

A World Unbroken: Hope and healing for a Shattered World

published 9/19/2014
Learn how to show display Christlike healing attributes to a broken world. Guide your students into living out the story of God on their campuses, in their communities, and around the world. Journey through seven episodes of the Bible: Create, Broken, Promise, Presence, Satisfied, Mission and Restored. This comprehensive DVD has 7 animated short films that visually depict the story of God through the Bible. Also included on this DVD is a seven-week curriculum that uses the videos as a discussion...

Animated Stories from the Bible, Elisha

published 9/19/2014
The Story of Elisha tells of a fiery chariot from heaven that took away the great prophet, Elijah. His mantle fell upon his frightened protégé, Elisha. From then on, Elisha would be God's mouthpiece. This story spotlights Elisha's ministry of miracles, from healing a soldier's disease to restoring life to a young boy. Compare Naaman's trust of Elisha, whose obedience resulted in being healed of leprosy, with Gehazi, who was cursed for seeking riches while doing God's work.

Animated Stories from the Bible, He is Risen

published 9/19/2014
In The Messiah Comes during His final days on earth, Jesus' disciples struggle to understand His mission. They are blinded by their expectations of the Messiah, thinking He would deliver them from Roman rule.The Messiah Comes! Bible video makes the message plain while teaching children that Jesus offers deliverance from the bondage of sin and death and gives hope of eternal life through His atonement.  

Animated Stories from the Bible, John the Baptist

published 9/19/2014
John the Baptist is a story of courage and conviction seen through the life of one of God's greatest prophets who gave everything to prepare the way for the Lord. It begins with the blessing John's birth was to his aged parents. John grows in strength and integrity as he stands against political and spiritual adversity to preach the coming of the Lord. Finally, John beholds and baptizes Jesus, the Lamb of God.

Animated Stories from the Bible, Lazarus Lives

published 9/19/2014
Teach Faith, Love, Resurrection and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD Lazarus Lives! Mortals' greatest fear is death. Lazarus Lives gives assurance that Jesus has all power over death. This is miraculously shown when the Master travels to meet Lazarus' sisters, Martha and Mary, after Lazarus has laid dead in the tomb for four days. When Jesus comes to Bethany, He mourns Lazarus' death and His friends witness the deep love He has for His friends. Martha and Mary's ...

Animated Stories from the Bible, Samuel

published 9/19/2014
Teach wisdom, inspiration, judgment and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD on The Story of Samuel. In keeping her vow, Hannah dedicates her child to God. From his days as a young boy serving Eli, the high priest, to guiding the ancient Israelites, Samuel the prophet stands as an inspiring example of how we, too, can delight in our relationship with God.

Animated Stories from the Bible, Saul of Tarsus

published 9/19/2014
Saul of Tarsus is one of the most dramatic stories of repentance found in the Bible. The Rabbi Gamaliel is unable to convince his friend Saul, the arch-enemy and persecutor of Christians, to mend his ways. Saul changed forever when the resurrected Lord miraculously appears to him on the Road to Damascus. Saul becomes reborn as Paul, one of the greatest missionaries and apostles ever for Jesus Christ's gospel.

Animated Stories from the Bible, Solomon

published 9/19/2014
The Story of Solomon tells his first major test as king. The eyes of the nation were watching nervously to see if this young leader could measure up to the high standards set by his beloved father, King David. This emotional story escorts viewers into the very throne room of King Solomon, one of the wisest men

Animated Stories from the Bible, The Lost is Found

published 9/19/2014
Teach about mercy, forgiveness, repentance and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD on The Lost Is Found! Those who recognize their own sins often rejoice that Jesus would want to help anyone who is lost. Three such sinners-Mathew the publican, Miriam the harlot and a sick man named Jonah-come to Jesus in need of hope, healing and forgiveness.

Animated Stories from the Bible, The Messiah Comes

published 9/19/2014
In His final days on earth, Jesus' disciples struggle to understand His mission. They are blinded by their expectations of the Messiah, thinking He would deliver them from Roman rule.The Messiah Comes! Bible video makes the message plain while teaching children that Jesus offers deliverance from the bondage of sin and death and gives hope of eternal life through His atonement.

Animated Stories from the Bible, The Ministry of Paul

published 9/19/2014
Teach Faith, Preaching the Gospel, Salvation and other positive character traits through the Nest Learning DVD on the Ministry of Paul! From his encounter with King Agrippa to his terrifying shipwreck, Paul's powerful preaching and example bring amazement and conversion as persecution is answered, again and again, with the gospel of love. Paul's timeless example beckons each Christian to faithfully witness for Jesus.

Animated Stories from the Bible, Worthy is the Lamb

published 9/19/2014
Jesus is greeted with praise and hosannas as He triumphantly enters the Holy City. The praise of the people is met with hostility and the jealous anger of some of the unscrupulous leaders. After He is betrayed by the kiss of Judas, He endures suffering and crucifixion. But as the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ rises again! All that was written by the Old Testament prophets is accomplished!

Animated Stories from the Bible: Old Testament stories: Ruth

published 9/19/2014
When the Israelite Naomi and her two Gentile daughters-in-law are left as widows in a foreign land, Naomi begs them to care for themselves by returning to their own people. One agrees, but Ruth declares she will never forsake Naomi and accompanies her back to Israel. Ruth’s faithfulness is rewarded when Naomi’s near kinsman, Boaz, falls in love and marries her. One of the greatest stories in human history is recreated for the entire family to enjoy.

Animated Stories from the Bible: The Parables of Jesus

published 9/19/2014
Jesus often taught His followers using stories called parables. Three of the best-loved parables—the Parable of the Talents, the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus, and the Parable of the Two Sons—are presented together to reinforce important principles. They teach us how to be good stewards of our time and of the things that we have been given. In a world of self-centeredness, these timeless truths help us to focus on our faith in God and on His power to help us live our live sin accordance ...

Animated Stories from the Bible: The Prodigal Son

published 9/19/2014
A parable of a wayward son reunited with his father and family after having squandered all his inheritance through wasteful and idolatrous living. Learn of God’s overwhelming and encompassing love for those who humbly repent of their foolish ways.

Animated Stories of the Bible, Old Testament stories, Abraham & Isaac

published 9/19/2014
Abraham and Sarai are promised a son in their old age by the Lord. They cherish their miracle child, Isaac. When God commands Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice to Him, Abraham must make the most difficult decision of his life. This story is one of the greatest tests of obedience, faith and trust in God found anywhere in the Bible. Abraham passes the test and renews faith in God's promise that he will become the father of many nations.

Animated Stories of the Bible, Old Testament stories, Daniel

published 9/19/2014
Children adore this extraordinary story of courage and faith. A young Jewish captive faces the lion's den and becomes a mighty prophet of God. This DVD captures the highlights of Daniel and his three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and demonstrates that God still rules over the affairs of men.

Animated Stories of the Bible, Old Testament Stories, David and Goliath

published 9/19/2014
David, a young shepherd boy who likes poetry and music, seems an unlikely candidate to save his nation from ruin. But when nine-foot Goliath defies Israel and blasphemes God, young David leaps into action, earning his place as one of the greatest heroes in the Bible. This dramatic story will transport you to the battlefield as you watch God at work through a humble boy and see this incredible tale of courage, faith and daring.

Baptism in The United Methodist Church

published 9/19/2014
Have you heard everything there is to know about baptism? Think again. This new resource is the perfect teaching aid about the sacrament of baptism. It covers topics such as these: " Why our understanding and practice of baptism change over time " Why we should use more, rather than less, water when we baptize " Why Jesus" baptism was about more than the forgiveness of sins " Why there is no preferred age (infant, youth or adult) for baptism This DVD contains five segments: 1. For all ages"...

Be There. Be Hope.

published 9/19/2014
A DVD celebrating United Methodist Committee on Relief ministries made possible by gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing. -Justice for Our Neighbors, In-Depth View of immigration—7:25 minutes -Justice for Our Neighbors, Turning Lives Around on immigration—4:25 minutes -U.S. Hurricane Recovery—4:04 minutes -World Hunger—3:14 minutes

Beginnings 2: The Spiritual Life

published 9/19/2014
Beginnings: The Spiritual Life (10 sessions) and looks at characteristics of those who follow Christ.
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